Pacific Park CEO Mary Ann Powell Receives 'Golden Pumpkin' Award From PAL

Wednesday, 6 Nov 2013, 10:00:00 AM

Mitch James

Mary Ann Powell is the CEO/General Manager Of Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier that plays host to 6.5 million visitors annually.
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Mary Ann Powell is the CEO/General Manager Of Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier that plays host to 6.5 million visitors annually.

Mary Ann Powell, CEO of Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier, was

honored with PAL’s “Golden Pumpkin” award at the 22nd Annual PALloween

Carnival on Thursday, Oct. 31 at The Barker Hanger in Santa Monica.

Eula Fritz, Director of the Santa Monica Police Activities League (PAL), presented Powell with the award.

The “Golden Pumpkin” award is presented to individuals that have made

a difference in the community, a difference in other people’s lives, or

both.

“This year we honor Mary Ann Powell as Pacific Park has been a major

sponsor of PALloween, PAL’s Golf & Tennis Tournament, and the

Holiday Workshop,” said Fritz. “Pacific Park also hosts PALpalooza each

summer where different neighboring Police Activities Leagues come to

enjoy rides, games, food and fun. Last year we had approximately 500

youth in attendance. Needless to say, Pacific Park has generously

supported PAL for many years and we owe much gratitude to Mary Ann

Powell.”

Past recipients of the “Golden Pumpkin” award include Judi Barker of

the Santa Monica Air Center – The Barker Hangar, who has donated her

hangar to PAL for the Halloween carnival over the last 22 years, and Joe

Cristina, founder of Children Affected by Aids Foundation.  

“Pacific Park is passionate about the community and makes every

effort to support PAL in their many wonderful and successful programs,”

said Powell. “As a parent and businessperson, it’s imperative that we

work within and give back to our community. I’m truly grateful PAL has

recognized me, but the honor is shared with all the employees at Pacific

Park.”

The Santa Monica Police Activities League is Pacific Park’s

non-profit charitable organization on the Westside of Los Angeles.

Pacific Park is also an ardent supporter of Special Olympics Southern

California throughout the region.

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